Science and MusicScience and Music is a three-year, double-concentration program in which students earn two CEGEP diplomas: one in Music and one in Science. In each of the six semesters, students take courses from the General Education component, from the Music program and from the Science program.

The Double DECs are designed for students who:

  • want to pursue their music studies but wish to broaden their knowledge and experience in another field
  • know they want to pursue one field at university but want to continue studying a broad range of subjects
  • are not yet sure which area to pursue at university but want to keep their options open by completing two diplomas.

Students who wish to pursue the sciences and maintain and develop their expertise in music, should choose the Science and Music Double DEC. This program keeps your options open at university, especially if you are not sure yet what area you wish to pursue after CEGEP.

The double concentration in Science and Music prepares you for further studies in Music or Science programs at university, including Medicine. You can choose to follow any of the Arts-based programs at university as well.

For more information on the special features of the Marianopolis Music Program, including its facilities, instruments, auditions and prerequisites, please visit the Music information pages. For further information on the second concentration, please refer to the Science page.

Admissions Requirements

In addition to the basic entrance requirement for admission to Marianopolis College, the Quebec Diploma of Secondary Studies, students applying for admission to the Science and Music program must meet specific requirements:

  • Prerequisites:
    • Secondary V Chemistry (051504, 551504)
    • Secondary V Physics (053504, 553504)
    • Secondary V Mathematics TS (064506, 564506) or Mathematics SN (065506, 565506)
  • Minimum historical admission averages
    • Overall average: mid 80’s
    • Science program average (includes all Math and Science courses from Secondary IV and V): 83%
    • Secondary IV and V Math TS or SN: 75% minimum in each grade

AND

  • Pre-audition during the months of November to January. Sign up for a pre-audition.
  • Placement tests in March
  • Final Audition in March

Semester Snapshots

DOUBLE DEC – PURE AND APPLIED AND MUSIC

• English
• Physical Education
• Principal Instrument I
• Music Literature I
• Ear Training and Theory I
• General Chemistry I
• Calculus I
*Students who are required to take Topics in Mathematics during their first semester will have a slightly different outline. Please see an Academic Advisor for more information.

• English
• Physical Education
• Principal Instrument II
• Music Literature II
• Ear Training and Theory II
• General Chemistry II
• Calculus II

• Humanities
• French
• Large Ensemble and Complementary Instrument I
• Music Technology
• Ear Training and Theory III
• General Biology I
• Mechanics

• Complementary
• French
• Physical Education
• Large Ensemble and Complementary Instrument II
• Ear Training and Theory IV
• Linear Algebra
• Science Elective

• English
• Humanities
• Principle Instrument III
• Music Literature III
• Small Ensemble and Complementary Instrument III
• Waves, Optics and Modern Physics
• Science Elective

• English
• Humanities
• Complementary
• Principle Instrument IV
• Music Literature IV
• Electricity and Magnetism
• Science Elective

DOUBLE DEC – HEALTH SCIENCE AND MUSIC

• English
• Physical Education
• Principal Instrument I
• Music Literature I
• Ear Training and Theory I
• General Chemistry I
• Calculus I
*Students who are required to take Topics in Mathematics during their first semester will have a slightly different outline. Please see an Academic Advisor for more information.

• English
• Physical Education
• Principal Instrument II
• Music Literature II
• Ear Training and Theory II
• General Chemistry II
• Calculus II

• Humanities
• French
• Large Ensemble and Complementary Instrument I
• Music Technology
• Ear Training and Theory III
• General Biology I
• Mechanics

• Complementary
• French
• Physical Education
• Large Ensemble and Complementary Instrument II
• Ear Training and Theory IV
• Linear Algebra
• General Biology II

• English
• Humanities
• Principle Instrument III
• Music Literature III
• Small Ensemble and Complementary Instrument III
• Waves, Optics and Modern Physics
• Organic Chemistry I

• English
• Humanities
• Complementary
• Principle Instrument IV
• Music Literature IV
• Electricity and Magnetism
• Science Elective